My ex broke up with me a week ago. She said her feelings weren't 100% the same romantically, and she didn't wanna lead me on by staying in something where her feelings weren't fully there. I pretty much accepted the breakup (didn't really beg/plead, just asked her if there was anything that could change her feelings but she said no). Afterwards she said she hopes we can be friends and she still wants to be a part of my life.
Since then, she has contacted me several times. Couple late night phone calls that I answered but kept short, few text conversations where I replied delayed/friendly/distant, but then I realized she thinks we're in the friend zone now, so the last time she called me which was last night, I told her the following:
"I think we need to take some space/distance for us both to move on, and friendship isn't really an option right now, and it's especially not fair to me when I still have feelings for you."
Did I start this too late? Was I already friend-zoned to a point that I can't get out of it? Also, did I say the right thing?
I do realize that it may never work out again, and that I need to go complete NC at this point and move on / date other girls, but I also wanted to leave it at the best scenario possible if there were to be hopes of reconciliation in the future.